Photograph of a detail in the Banqueting Room Royal Pavilion, Brighton BN1 1EE

In the City

By foot

The Royal Pavilion is situated in the heart of Brighton’s city centre cultural quarter, close to the Lanes and North Laine shopping areas and only five minutes walk from the sea.

From Brighton Rail Station
The Royal Pavilion is just a 15 minute walk.

From Pool Valley Coach Station
The Royal Pavilion is just a five minute walk.
National Express coaches arrive here from London and major London airports.

By bus

There are bus stops (for local buses) just outside the Royal Pavilion on Old Steine. All local buses travelling into the city stop in North Street, just a five minute walk away.


Brighton and the surrounding areas are perfect for cycling. Cycling in Brighton & Hove is quick, easy and enjoyable and the city is now part of the National Cycle Network. The Royal Pavilion is on Cycle Route 2 and the nearest bike racks are located on New Road, Church Street and Pavilion Buildings.


There are no on-site parking facilities in the Royal Pavilion grounds and parking around the Royal Pavilion and in the city is limited.
There is all day pay and display parking available along Madeira Drive (between Brighton Pier and the Marina) up to 20 minutes walk from the Royal Pavilion.

There are city centre car parks and NCP car parks close to the Royal Pavilion.
A Park and Ride service is available from Withdean Stadium in the north of the city. It is signposted from the A23 and enables you to park your car and catch a bus to the Royal Pavilion.

Coach parking

Coaches bringing visitors to the Royal Pavilion should drop passengers in Church Street and then park at Madeira Drive on the seafront.
For more information on bringing a group to the Royal Pavilion visit our dedicated area for Travel trade and groups.

Getting to the City

By road

London to Brighton is 60 miles/96 kilometres and takes around 1½ hours.
It takes just 45 minutes to get to Brighton from the M25, the London orbital motorway, travelling south along the M23 and A23.

By rail

London to Brighton by train takes less than an hour.
Regular services depart from London Bridge and London Victoria. Other services travel into the city along the coast from the east and west.

By sea

Brighton is just 30 minutes by road or rail from Newhaven Harbour where ferries arrive from Dieppe, France. Other major ports – Dover, Folkestone, Portsmouth – are up to two hours away by motorway.

By air

Brighton is just 30 minutes, by road or rail, from London Gatwick airport. There are regular coach and rail links from Gatwick to Brighton.

For more information about getting to Brighton & Hove and how to travel in the city visit the travel pages on VisitBrighton